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    Monday
    Feb022015

    Vera Farmiga & Freddie Highmore Cuddle On "Bates Motel" Season 3 Poster

    Aimed to be filled with family strife, murder and mystery, the third season of “Bates Motel” is lead by Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as her son, Norman. This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leaves Norma reluctantly more aware of Norman’s mental fragility and is fearful of what he is capable of.

    After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiradakos (“Revolution”) and Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.

    “Bates Motel” season three premieres Monday, March 9 at 9:00 ET/PT on A&E.

     

     

     

    Wednesday
    Jan142015

    Theater Listings for GAME OF THRONES in IMAX Are Here.

     

    Earlier this month is was announced that HBO's Game of Thrones would be the first TV series to ever be distributed theatrically for IMAX screens in a limited engagement and fans had been waiting with baited breath to see if their local IMAX would be letting them journey to Westeros- well now they can find out, as IMAX have finally revealed the locations and release date for the week-long event. 

    Due to high levels of consumer demand, Game of Thrones in IMAX will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extend through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres. This will be the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series’ season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX.

    Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 16, and the first 300 ticket holders at participating locations will received a special poster by the artist of the "Game of Thrones: Beautiful Death" series, Robert Ball. 

    The locations can be found here on IMAX's official blog.  

    The Game of Thrones in IMAX experience will see Episode 9 and 10, "Watchers on the Wall" and "The Children", followed by a special preview of Season 5.
    So if you're worried about seeing some Kings die or Prince's heads get crushed into jello, don't worry, because 9 and 10 are- while climactic- far from shocking.

    Wednesday
    Jan142015

    SALEM Season 2 Nabs Xena and Dorian Gray; Teaser

     

    WGN America's unlikely hit SALEM is returning for Season 2 in April and is bringing Stewart Townsend (League of Extrordinary Gentlemen) and Lucy Lawless (XENA) to Massachusets 'Witch War'.

     

    Lawless will play Countess Marburg, one of the last members of a line of powerful German witches, while Townsend will play Samuel Wainwright, an English doctor intent on exposing Salem’s secrets —while closely guarding his own.

    TV Line reports.

    SALEM is a Crucible-esque thriller that takes place during the Witch Trials, weaving in real world and known historically documented Salem residents through the course of the show. 

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    HOBBIT Star Richard Armitage Joins NBC's HANNIBAL as Dolarhyde

     

    "I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. YOU OWE ME AWE!"

    It appears the past three years of fighting dragons has cause Thorin Oakenshield to become one himself, as he is now set to join NBC's dark modern fantasy/crime-drama HANNIBAL as Francis Dolarhyde aka "The Tooth Fairy", for Season 3- which will apparently dive into Will Graham's first "big" case. 

    Most well known as being portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in Brett Ratner's 2002 film Red Dragon, the hulking and intimidating 6'2 Armitage will fill the mentally unstable shoes of Dolarhyde perfectly.
    The decision also keeps in tune with the show's somewhat unconventional casting choices up until now.

    Armitage’s gig is slated to last six episodes.

    Last month, the role of sociopathic Mason Verger was recast — with Joe Anderson (The Divide) stepping in for Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire). Gillian Anderson was also upgraded to series regular as the mysterious Bedelia du Maurier in advance ofHannibal‘s third season.

    Armitage will be joining Joe Anderson (replacing Michael Pitt) as Mason Verger, meaning Hannibal season 3 will not be lacking for menacing antagonists for Will Graham to suffer through.

    We know from San Diego Comic Con 2015 that Dolarhyde's role will play out into the "Red Dragon" arch of Season 4, which will see us soon potentially enter some Silence of the Lambs Territory:

    New characters, from the Thomas Harris book universe, are headed our way. Episode 2 will introduce Inspector Pazzi, who Giancarlo Giannini played in the movie Hannibal. Episode 3 will bring in Lady Murasaki from Hannibal Rising. And Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes in the movie Red Dragon) will be brought in during Episode 8. And then he'll take the show into the "Red Dragon" portion of the series, which will play out in Season 4.

    "I think Murasaki's going to kick all sorts of ass," said Fuller.

    The panel went on to discuss the future of the series, briefly:

    Producer Martha De Laurentiis then spoke about the course of the show, which will take us through a mashup of the books Hannibal and Hannibal Rising next season, and then Red Dragon in Season 4. And then, hopefully, Season 5 will go into Silence of the Lambs. If MGM, who owns the rights to that book (meaning they own Clarice Starling), is willing to play ball. If not then, Fuller and producer/writer Steven Lightfoot will "take what has been laid out for us all to mine and then make our own version of what that is," De Laurentiis said. "And it could even be more exciting."

    HANNIBAL, loosely adapted from the Thomas Harris novels of the same character, first premiered in the Spring of 2013 to some rocky ratings but overwhelming critical acclaim before taking off and finding it's footing through it's passionate fanbase, strong social media prescence, and critical accolades. 

    Dr. Lecter will return to NBC this Spring.  

    Thursday
    Jan082015

    Two New "Flash" Episode 10 Promos - "Revenge Of The Rogues" 

    Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold  returns to Central City with a new hotheaded partner in tow – Mick Rory AKA Heat Wave. The duo plan to steal a multi-million dollar painting, but Cold has another agenda while in town – to set a trap for The Flash. Snart and Mick kidnap someone close to The Flash and threaten to kill them unless The Flash shows up for a battle of fire and ice. Barry tells Joe (Jesse L. Martin) he isn’t sure he should take on Snart again after the casualties that happened the last time they fought. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to help him double his training efforts so he’s ready for the Reverse Flash when he returns to Central City. Iris (Candice Patton) deals with the aftermath of Barry’s confession, and Cisco makes the CCPD a new shield.

    Thursday
    Jan082015

    Heroes Rise In Star City - New "Arrow" Promo

    In the aftermath of Oliver’s fight with Ra’s al Ghul, Diggle and Arsenal continue to protect the city in the Arrow’s absence. However, after three days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Merlyn pays the team a surprise visit. Thea suspects there is something more behind Oliver’s disappearance and asks Merlyn for a favor. Meanwhile, Ray tests a part of his new suit and Laurel takes up the mantle of the Black Canary.

    Thursday
    Jan082015

    FX's FARGO S2 Gets Patrick Wilson; Ted Danson; Plot Synopsis

     

    Everyone is jumping on HBO's True Detective bandwagon with limited series that showcase heavy talent, and it appears FX is next on the list as Season 2 of their critically lauded FARGO starts to kick it into gear, filling out it's cast that already includes Breaking Bad star Matt Damon Jesse Plemmons, and Shailene Woodley Kirsten Dunst.
    Patrick Wilson (WATCHMEN), Ted Danson (Bored to Death), and Jean Smart (Hawaii Five-O) join the cast officially.

    The official synopsis is as follows:

    The all new “true crime” case of Fargo’s new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer “Lou Solverson” (Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate.  Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, “Sheriff Hank Larsson” (Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes “Karl Weathers” (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota.  A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.  Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play “Joe Bulo,” the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. 

    The new face of corporate crime, Joe’s bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America.  His number two is “Mike Milligan” (Bokeem Woodbine).  Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling – but the joke is usually on you.  Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch “Floyd Gerhardt” (Smart).  With her husband at death’s door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, “Dodd Gerhardt” (Jeffrey Donovan).  An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can’t wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. “Bear Gerhardt” (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. “Rye Gerhardt” (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he’s just a small dog who barks big.

    According to the Wrap, production on Fargo begins January 19th in Calgary with a predicted air-date of next fall. 
    Season 1 is available now on DVD/Bluray. 

    Thursday
    Jan082015

    Edward James Olmos to Join the AGENTS OF SHIELD

     

    Marvel's official website posted today that BattleStar Galactica and SELENA's dad Edward James Olmos would be joining the ABC series as Robert Gonzalez (clever)!

    Olmos will play Robert Gonzales, whose debut this spring in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.

    The 67 year old Mexican actor has had his fair share of TV series, obviously (so say we all) but weirdly enough hasn't had his dip in the super-hero bucket unlike every other north of 50 actor in Hollywood when it comes to Marvel Studios.

    “Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents.”

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in March on ABC.  

    Friday
    Dec192014

    BATES MOTEL Season 3 Promo- Shower Time.

     

    Bates Motel was a runaway hit for A&E, and now as the dark drama prepares to enter it's third season we get a look at Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) spying on the Motel's newest tennant Annika Johnson (Tracy Spiridakos) in a scene that seems like things are about to get... PSYCHO. 

    We left the charmingly eerie town of White Pine Bay with Norman channeling his dear mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) in the chilling season 2 finale, leading us to believe this show is about to get much much darker.

    Bates Motel Season 3 premiers this March. 

    Friday
    Nov282014

    Official Trailer For NBC's New Series "A.D."

    Premiering Easter Sunday 2015, the 12-episode “A.D.” starts with the Crucifixion and The resurrection. What follows is the epic tale of “A.D.” chronicling several of the most intense and tumultuous decades in history. The complicated birth of the early Church was a time filled with enormous faith, persecution, political intrigue, brutal Roman oppression and the desperate Jewish revolt. The entire world was transformed, and the course of human history would be forever changed.

    “A.D.” tells its story through the eyes of the Apostles, Pilate, Caiaphas, the Jewish Zealots and the Herod family. With the Book of Acts and Paul’s letters as its foundation plus some artful use of history, “A.D.” shows why little has changed in two thousand years, but the church continues to change the world.